The Christian gospels claim Jesus descends from the Davidic line and thus is the legitimate Hebrew Messiah. The New Testament books of Matthew and Luke give two different accounts of the genealogy of Jesus that trace back to King David .
Matthew is at pains to place his community squarely within its Jewish heritage, and to portray a Jesus whose Jewish identity is beyond doubt. He begins by tracing Jesus ‘ genealogy. To do this, Matthew only needed to show that Jesus was a descendent of King David. He traces Jesus ‘ lineage all the way back to Abraham.
There are six occasions mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew wherein persons call Jesus “the Son of David .” In each case the episode is associated with conflict between Jesus and the religious leaders of his day, and in each case there is also a reference to blindness.
Panthera is the name of a soldier said by Celsus to be Jesus’ real father and referred to in passages on Jesus in the Talmud and the Toledot Yeshu .
Matthew begins by calling Jesus the son of David , indicating his royal origin, and also son of Abraham, indicating that he was an Israelite; both are stock phrases, in which son means descendant, calling to mind the promises God made to David and to Abraham.
In Psalms, David is called ” son of God “, even commanded to proclaim that he is God’s “begotten son ” on the day he was made king. Solomon is also called ” son of God “. Angels, just and pious men, and the kings of Israel are all called ” sons of God .”
According to the Gospel of Matthew : “As Jesus went on from there, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me”, he told him, and Matthew got up and followed him.”
During his lifetime, Jesus himself didn’t call himself God and didn’t consider himself God, and none of his disciples had any inkling at all that he was God. You do find Jesus calling himself God in the Gospel of John, or the last Gospel.
In Christian tradition, the Four Evangelists are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, the authors attributed with the creation of the four Gospel accounts in the New Testament that bear the following titles: Gospel according to Matthew; Gospel according to Mark; Gospel according to Luke and Gospel according to John.
In the New Testament, the genealogy of Jesus according to the Gospel of Luke traces Jesus ‘ lineage back to King David through the line of Nathan, which the Gospel of Matthew traces it through Solomon, the line of Joseph, his legal father.
Mark uses the cursing of the barren fig tree to bracket and comment on his story of the Jewish temple: Jesus and his disciples are on their way to Jerusalem when Jesus curses a fig tree because it bears no fruit; in Jerusalem he drives the money-changers from the temple; and the next morning the disciples find that the
Amnon , David’s firstborn, born in Hebron to Ahinoam of Jezreel. Absalom killed him after he raped Absalom’s full sister, Tamar . Kileab (or Daniel ), second son, whose mother was Abigail from Carmel. He probably died young since there is no record of his life.
In the Hebrew Bible (Exodus 3:14), Yahweh , the personal name of God, is revealed directly to Moses .
Jesus ‘ name in Hebrew was “Yeshua” which translates to English as Joshua.
Mary, mother of Jesus
|Died||Unknown, after c. 30 / 33 AD|
|Children||Jesus, possibly the brothers and sisters of Jesus.|
|Parent(s)||unknown; according to some apocryphal writings: Joachim and Anne|